Okay, so colourful homeschool routines and home learning charts are ALL the rage right now thanks to COVID-19.

Some are designed to help us keep the kids learning at home with a routine we may be able to follow.

COVID-19 home school routine
One of the many homeschool schedules making the rounds. Source: Jessica McHale Photography

Others are basically a humorous homeschool routine suggesting we should just give the kids iPads and drink all day.

And another one…
Source: Facebook

But there’s another option. Oh yes.  It’s not colour-coded but it’s still awesome because it covers ALL the subjects and you can actually do it.

And, best of all, by keeping to the routine, you’re actually  trick teach kids how to do those mundane tasks around the house that you can’t be effed to do. #Winning! 

So, in the spirit of homeschooling, behold a home learning schedule to beat them all.

Homeschool routine 101

8 am: Home Economics

Make all the beds in the house. Sort and fold the laundry. Iron something.

9 am: Science

Clean out the fridge. Try to identify organisms living in the old Tupperware containers.

WASH YOUR HANDS.

10 am: First lunch and recess

Hide and seek. You hide. I’ll find you, I promise…

WASH YOUR HANDS.

10:30 am: Music appreciation

Sing your baby sister to sleep. She needs a nap now. Choose rhythmic songs for greatest success. What rhyming sequences can you identify in each song?

WASH YOUR HANDS.

11 am: English

Write an open letter to that those people who don’t understand the concept of SELF-ISOLATION. Use descriptive sentences and full stops.

WASH YOUR HANDS.

12 pm: Geography

Make a list of places you’d rather be than at home with me.

WASH YOUR HANDS.

12:30 pm: Maths

Pick up the bits of toast the baby threw on the floor during lunch. How many pieces did you collect? Is this an odd or an even number?

WASH YOUR HANDS.

1:00 pm: Second lunch and recess

Pick up all the dog poo in the backyard.  I’ll time you.

WASH YOUR HANDS.

1:30 pm: Group work

Work as a team to come up with a solution on how to successfully change your sister’s nappy without her squirming away or running through the house butt naked.

WASH YOUR HANDS.

2 pm: Art History

Analyse the coloured pencil crayon doodles all over the wall while using a Dry Eraser to wipe them off. Pay close attention to the colour selection and the brush strokes. What is your interpretation of the art? What was the artist trying to convey?

WASH YOUR HANDS.

2:30 pm: Maths and culinary arts

Chop the chicken into 25 even pieces. Dice each carrot into 8 even pieces. Slice each potato into four even squares. Now, stick it all in a pot for mummy, add some stock, salt, pepper and stir that equation up.

WASH YOUR HANDS.

3 pm: End of the school day.

Clean off your desk. Put away books.

Repeat indefinitely.

Oh, and WASH YOUR HANDS.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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